As warmer weather and sunnier days approach, there’s no better place to relax than in your own backyard. If your space isn’t all it could be, though, this is the perfect time for a little outdoor upgrade.

Landscape for the year. Landscaping provides a focal point in your yard, but be sure to include plants for each season.

Unique planter boxes. Showcase your most beautiful blooms or delicious herbs in planter boxes made from wood like Western Red Cedar. This type of wood is ideal for planter boxes because it is naturally rot, decay- and insect-resistant. Plus, building the box is easy.



The all-in-one pergola. Whether you’re looking for a little shade, a centerpiece for the yard or the perfect spot to entertain, a pergola delivers. You can find instructions for building your own pergola at

Let there be light. Enjoy your backyard any time of day with just a little lighting. Solar-powered path lights are a low-maintenance way to showcase your new landscaping, and hanging track lighting can bring an evening glow to your pergola. Adding a couple of torches will give your backyard a rustic feel and keep the mosquitos away at the same time.

Your backyard is what you make of it, so why not make it great? Any of these projects will noticeably enhance your backyard.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.